Contributing writer for The Artifice.
Junior Contributor I
Depictions of the cat in the history of art.
From Egyptian times through postmodern art and contemporary visual culture, the image of the cat has been popular as subject matter for sculptors, painters and other artists. What is it about cats that compels us to render their likeness or hang their portraits on our walls? Is it simply their elegance and beauty or is it their intelligence and the mystery of their inner thoughts, or is it the companionship and the emotion connection we feel with them at our sides or on our laps?